John Barlow, lead singer of Pennsylvania hardcore-punk act Animalhaus, has passed away. The band had the following to say on their Facebook page:
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts I let you guys know our singer John Barlow has passed away. We will always love him and continue to be with him through the amazing songs he left us with… We love and miss you John.”
A cause of death was not mentioned, but a post from John’s brother Brian Barlow says John had been hospitalized for several weeks. Brian Barlow’s full post below.
Animalhaus went on “hiatus” in 2012, but planned a few festival appearances in the fall of 2013, which were eventually cancelled due to “internal struggles within the band.”